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Firms halt nuclear plant plans

RWE npower and E.ON have announced they will not proceed with their "Horizon" project, which looked to develop new nuclear plants at Wylfa in North Wales and Oldbury-on-Severn in Gloucestershire.

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Energy Minister: 'clearly very disappointing' that energy giants have abandoned plant plans

E.ON and RWE's withdrawal is clearly very disappointing, but the partners have clearly explained that this decision was based on pressures elsewhere in their businesses and not any doubts about the role of nuclear in UK's energy future.

The UK's new nuclear programme is far more than one consortia and there remains considerable interest.

– CHARLES HENDRY, ENERGY MINISTER

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